Overseas Tours - Their Importance For Youth Development

The Indian U-16 National team has been on a nine-month long extensive exposure trip that will see them take the field in a variety of International tournaments like Jockey Club International, MIC Cup, Sport Chain Cup. These tournaments will have a lot of top quality sides from all across the world participate like USA, Norway, Spain, Hong Kong etc.

This extensive tour was planned by the All India Football Federation (AIFF) keeping in mind the AFC U-16 Championship in September 2018. This is the second successive time that the India U-16 team has made it to the finals of the AFC U-16 Championship and seventh time overall.Image may contain: 4 people


These tours have been highly beneficial to the development of the youth players as the players compete at a high level and as a result, get tested to the maximum under tough circumstance allowing them to build their confidence and big-game mentality.

Kenkre Football Club has been a long-time proponent of development of youth football at the highest level with the large number of kids being trained at various training centres under Kenkre FC .

Since 2008 Kenkre FC has been competing in these International competitions of repute all across Europe. This allows the Kenkre academy players immense exposure to showcase their mettle and test their skills against kids overseas. It provided the young colts a chance to get exposure to quality competition abroad and solidify as a coherent unit with the amount of time they spend together on the tour.

The kids underwent rigorous training in India and prepared optimally to participate in such tournaments where they could put up a strong fight against players from the various countries across the world. These tournaments helped them to develop their overall game as a result of the competition they faced and also build their team spirit with their teammates as they travelled large distances and bonded through the journey.Image may contain: 2 people, people playing sport, grass and outdoor

Kenkre FC continues to support youth development and believe that overseas tours for kids can be highly beneficial in the long-term development of  young footballers exposing them to high-quality opposition and help them hone their skills to a great level. Kenkre FC has been committed to the cause of exposure tours and has seen them being incredibly beneficial to the kids of the academy.

2018 Tournament Details :

Costa Daurada Cup, Salou, Spain 26th -30th June & Donosti Cup, San Sebastian, Spain 1st -7th July 

Age Groups :

B18 – Boys born in 2000 (16 players only)

B16 – Boys born in 2002 (16 players only)

B15 – Boys born in 2003 (16 players only)

B14 – Boys born in 2004 (16 players only)

B13 – Boys born in 2005 (16 players only)

B12 – Boys born in 2006 (7-a-side) (12 players only)

B11 – Boys born in 2007 (7-a-side) (12 players only)

Travel Period: 26th June to 8th July 2018

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